Easy Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad

This salad is something I love to chuck together when I’m at home for the day. It only takes one oven tray and it contains lots of ingredients I always have in my fridge: carrots being the number one. Riced broccoli is also another great thing to keep in the fridge, I tend to rice a whole head of broccoli on a Sunday and then eat it throughout the week – it’s the perfect way to ensure that all your meals always have greens.

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Ingredients

3-4 baby dutch carrots

½ can chickpeas

1 tsp Moroccan seasoning (I like Simon Gault’s)

1 cup broccoli (riced)

½ cucumber

1 big handful baby spinach

1 big handful kale

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180.

2. Chop carrots in half and place on a tray with chickpeas, Moroccan seasoning and 1 tbsp of oil of your choice. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes

3. While your carrots and chickpeas are cooking chop cucumber, kale, and broccoli. I find the easiest way to rice broccoli is to chop it into florets, place it in my Vitamix with enough water to cover the florets, blend until rice like (around 10 seconds), then remove and place in a tea towel to drain excess water. Alternatively, you can do it in a food processor.

4. After 15 minutes, remove the tray and give the chickpeas and carrots a mix around. Then bake for another 10-15 minutes.

5. When your carrots and chickpeas have around five minutes remaining, remove from the oven and place the kale and broccoli on the tray. Let them cook for five minutes then remove everything from the oven together.

6. To eat, simply place all the cooked ingredients in a bowl with chopped cucumber and baby spinach. Finish by sprinkling sunflower and sesame seeds over the top.

**This recipe was contributed by Amelia Watson, one of our fave healthy Instagrammers @kitchenofamelia. Amelia is a 22 year old gym-going, food-loving lawyer. From a background of competitive sport, she’s always aimed to be fit and healthy and now loves incorporating health and wellness into her everyday life. Amelia loves to create (and eat) beautiful food and share her sugar-free ways with others.